Louisville is the first school to extend an offer to Tupelo, Miss., linebacker Jett Johnson in the Class of 2018

Louisville is the first school to extend an offer to Tupelo, Miss., linebacker Jett Johnson in the Class of 2018.

Jett Johnson will always remember his first scholarship offer.

The 2018 linebacker from Tupelo, Miss., picked up that first offer on Friday afternoon from new University of Louisville defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon, who coached last season at Mississippi State.

"Louisville, being my first offer, will always have a special place in my heart," Johnson said. "Oh yes, I would love to come and make a visit. I am going to try and make a Junior Day."

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Johnson, who has 274 tackles combined the last two seasons, is also hearing from Mississippi State, Mississippi and Southern Mississippi. He said Sirmon was recruiting him "a little" when he was with the Bulldogs.

"I think the world of that offer and very appreciate of it," Johnson said. "I think I've waited pretty patiently for a D-1 offer and to get it from such a power house school like Louisville is such an honor."

As a sophomore, Johnson averaged 12.9 tackles a game and finished with 155 - including 87 solos. Johnson had a remarkable junior season also with 119 tackles, including 84 solo, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

Johnson also plays basketball for Tupelo.

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